Standards for the management of open fractures

In September 2020 BAPRAS and the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) launched a new edition of "Standards for the management of open fractures", with 21 fully updated chapters and now online as well as in print.

Standards for the Management of Open Fractures provides an evidence-based approach for the management of open fractures, focusing on lower limb injuries. It builds on and expands the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines to provide a practical approach with supporting evidence. The new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to include key aspects of management, ranging from setting up an orthoplastic service, through to dealing with bone and soft tissue injuries, including in young and older people, patient rehabilitation and psychological care, blast injuries, as well as complications such as infection. The book provides an important resource for orthopaedic and plastic surgeons managing patients with these challenging injuries.

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